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Not 4 weight loss...: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more
I'm having a colonoscopy and i want to be awake for the whole procedure. Is that possible? Also they are having me take 12 ducolax pills.is that safe
Dulcolax: Dulcolax probably better in an acute situations with no bowel movements in few days. Colace is sometimes used on a daily basis for patients with a tendency to constipation and it takes longer for its effect. Given your age would suggest light exercise and good hydration along with a high fiber diet. ...Read more
Don't recommend>: You might need to be tied to a toilet if you do this. (And feel sick). ...Read more
What happens to your body if you take ducolax laxatives - two tablets a day for a long time? Is it ok to do this?
Laxatives: As we age the need for laxatives becomes a necessary addition . Two laxatives a day is mild ...Read more
Pa diagnosed very silent bowels. Treated with ducolax. So far lots of loose or liquid bm's. Does that mean it's working? Is very silent bowels bad?
Word games: I'm afraid our attempts to communicate with patients are often misunderstood. I would call"very quiet bowel sounds" an observation, not a diagnosis.Perhaps, with the ducolax, s/he assumed you were constipated. Bowel sounds can be active or quiet at different times in the same patient over a period of minutes or hours. By itself, it has no specific meaning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer